1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data The person fell from the plane 6 miles and survived the fall. What is the distance the person fell in metres? 2. Relevant equations 1m=3.281ft 1mi=5280ft 1ft=0.3048m 3. The attempt at a solution I figured if 1 mi = 5280ft then 6 miles must be : 6(5280ft)=31, 680ft. I also figured if 1ft = 0.3048m then 31, 680 * 0.3048 should get the distance in metres to be 9,656.06metres. The book says 10, 159m is the answer, so can anyone help me here please? Is it possible the book is wrong?!